Government has already bought COVID doses necessary to vaccinate all of Mexico, says López Obrador

The federal government has already purchased all the necessary vaccines for all Mexican men and women, said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday.

“It will help us a lot that we already have all the vaccine, 140 million doses, 32 billion pesos that we already have, all the vaccine that is needed to protect our people has already been bought,” he said at an event of the ‘Sembrando Vida’ program in San Mateo Etlatongo, Oaxaca.

According to the Population and Housing Census of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (Inegi) 2020, the population of Mexico is 126 million 14 thousand 24 inhabitants.

Most of the vaccines approved for emergency use in Mexico (Pfizer, AstraZeneca, ‘Sputnik V’ and Sinovac) require two doses to achieve maximum efficacy, while CanSino only requires one injection.

The president is in Oaxaca, in what is his first working tour in the interior of Mexico after having COVID-19.

The president had to suspend his trips and delegated the conduct of his traditional morning conferences to Olga Sanchez Cordero, Secretary of the Interior, while she recovered from the disease, for which she received a special antiviral treatment.

López Obrador will announce tomorrow an update of the national vaccination plan for older adults that will begin next week.

Mexico will begin to receive vaccines against the new coronavirus as of Sunday, when a shipment of about 500 thousand doses of AstraZeneca. On the other hand, Pfizer It will resume its vaccine shipments starting Monday, February 15, with a package of 491,400 doses.

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